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Finding Holocaust Victims and Survivors – JGST sponsored event
November 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Henry Wellisch President Emeritus
Doors open at 7:30pm
HOW TO FIND VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST
It has been said that the Holocaust has been more researched than any other event in modern times. However, the innumerable books, articles, films, etc., have mainly focused on events and not so much on individuals. Research to identify victims and survivors is a specific undertaking , and fortunately over the last several years more resources to find them have come to light, and more institutions have made their holdings accessible to the public on line.
Henry’s presentation will focus on some of the major resources, such as Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen, Germany.
These and other institutions have now installed search engines and can also be contacted via email. Other important resources such as the Jewishgen website, Yizkor books, various memorial sites such as Auschwitz, Dachau and Buchenwald with their archives will also be discussed.
Our Speaker, Henry Wellisch turned 95 on Sept. 22nd. Henry led a complex and interesting life. He is a Holocaust survivor himself. If you wish to honour Henry on the occasion of this special birthday you may make a donation in his name by going to Honouring Henry Wellisch